The Family Support Center

Protecting Children | Strengthening Families | Preventing Child Abuse

Adoption Respite Care

Families who have adopted at least one child through DCFS or another state agency qualify for this service. Respite workers provide in-home and on-site care for children while allowing parents time away for a respite break. A respite provider:

  • Receives special adoption training and understands the unique and special needs that often accompany adoption.

  • Builds team relationships with parents through open communication and makes efforts to learn specific rules and important family information from parents.

  • Builds relationships with children through involvement in growth promoting activities, communication, and rapport building. They have special training in positive guidance.

The Family Support Center's Adoption Respite Program is committed to helping families find time for themselves and each other.